Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Uber-ization Of Journalism Is Failing Canadians

Jeffrey Dvorkin | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Dvorkin

Media managers are wondering what went wrong. They are asking why journalism doesn't pay any more. If the solutions are hard to discern, they have only to look at the technology they so eagerly embrace. It's the digital technology. It has spread throughout many industries including journalism, like a virus.

The Liberals Must Act To Save Canada's Struggling Newsrooms

Jerry Dias | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

At a time when our consumption of the news is at an all-time high, the very institutions at the heart of our news media are in crisis -- and demanding the attention of our political leaders. Postmedia combined newsrooms in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in a move that not only saw many talented and dedicated journalists pushed out the door, but also saw distinctive voices quieted.

5 Business Stories Canadians Were Obsessed With In 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Business

Looking at the traffic numbers to HuffPost Canada's business and finance coverage, it’s clear readers know what stories matter to them: The unemploy...

Feds Cleared CBC Of Labour Wrongdoing In Wake Of Ghomeshi Scandal

CP | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show that federal government investigators found the CBC didn't break any labour laws months before a critical r...

Basketball Great Steve Nash Developing TV Drama With CBC

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Business

"It's a really incredible backdrop to create characters and create storylines that are really relevant, authentic and I think exciting for audiences," said Nash.

CBC Execs Still Planning Cuts Despite Trudeau's Win: Unions

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Business

Despite the incoming Liberal government’s vow to reverse funding reductions to the CBC, the broadcaster’s top brass are still planning layoffs and...

CBC Wins Olympic Broadcast Rights

CP | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The CBC will continue to be Canada's official Olympic broadcaster through 2024. The public broadcaster says it has nabbed the broadcast r...

CBC Plan To Sell All Of Its Property 'Makes No Sense': Union

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business

"The decision to close down production centres is of great concern for our members as it should be for all Canadians."

CBC President: ‘We Risk Being Boiled To Death'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Business

The president of CBC/Radio-Canada says public broadcasters are caught in a “vicious circle” of budget cuts and service reductions that threaten th...

CBC Sued Over Alleged Use Of 32-Second YouTube Clip

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has been sued in U.S. federal court over its use of a 31-second YouTube clip of a snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y. In a l...

TPP Trade Deal Proposal Would Force CBC To Exist Solely For Profit

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Business

A leaked document from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks indicates the CBC, Canada Post and other Crown corporations could be required t...

CBC Asks YouTube, Facebook To Remove Conservative Ad

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business

The CBC has asked YouTube and Facebook to remove the Conservative Party’s latest attack ad against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, arguing the ad “...

Eastern Ontario Cities Lose CBC As Affiliates Switch To CTV

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new programming agreement at three local TV stations in Eastern Ontario will leave viewers who watch over-the-air television in the area w...

CBC Lays Off Staff Country-Wide

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - CBC News is laying off 144 people across the country, shrinking English-language local services in a bid to shave $15 million from its opera...

Did All Canadian Networks Really Reject This Pro-CBC Ad?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Business

The public interest group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (FCB) says no major TV station owners in Canada are willing to run an ad it has produced cr...

CBC's Blind Spot in The Book of Negroes

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Adapted for the small screen, The Book of Negroes' Canadian debut occurs one month ahead of the U.S.A. premiere, appositely scheduled for Black History Month. As with any historical film depicting the bowels of inhumanity towards people of colour, it is an uneasy subject matter for the mostly lily-white CBC personalities.

Why I Left The CBC And Its Toxic Atmosphere

Linden MacIntyre | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada
Linden MacIntyre

The CBC I'm leaving is a shadow of the CBC I joined. In 1976, I joined an institution which was a place for young Canadians to grow and, eventually, contribute to the country in diverse ways. I'm leaving a place where people struggle to survive professionally and, sad to say in many cases -- psychologically and emotionally. The difference can be explained to a very great extent by funding cutbacks driven largely by political hostility which has resulted in a hemorrhage of brains and talent from the corporation.

Has the CBC Violated the Broadcasting Act?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada TV
Barry Kiefl

We only learned post facto that CBC planned on achieving its objectives for TV by stripping more than a quarter of the funding from its radio services. How? Fortuitously, another law came into effect in 2008 that required CBC and other broadcasters to provide financial data to the CRTC on their major radio and TV operations.

Liking 'Q' Isn't a Good Enough Reason to Side With Jian

Justin Beach | Posted 12.26.2014 | Canada Music
Justin Beach

If the CBC has indeed fired an employee for private behaviour in the bedroom then Ghomeshi deserves the entire 50 million dollar settlement and those who made the decision at the CBC should immediately resign. If, on the other hand, there is a legitimate victim of a crime who is driven into hiding because people like a radio host, it will be a great miscarriage of justice by the Canadian public.

CBC Unveils Top Earners' Wages, But..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Business

Four on-air employees at CBC/Radio-Canada earn more than $300,000, but the broadcaster won’t say which ones, arguing it would be a violation of the ...

Canadians Ready To Pay For CBC, CBC Says

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Que. - The heads of CBC/Radio-Canada have told the country's broadcast regulator that Canadians are ready to pay to get the broadcaster's co...

Why Is the CBC Trying To Crowdsource Its Own Vision?

D.K. Latta | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
D.K. Latta

I'm all for the CBC brass stepping out of their ivory towers and walking among the people, but I'd also like a sense they have a vision themselves. A vision that can be shaped by public feedback, perhaps -- but a vision nonetheless. Because if you ask a hundred people what they want from the CBC, you'll get a hundred different answers.

Canada Can't Afford to Cut Funding From the CBC

Toula Drimonis | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Business
Toula Drimonis

CBC and Radio-Canada staff across the country are bracing for deep cuts today, as the public broadcaster aims to respond to an estimated $100-million revenue shortfall in the next year. It's likely that some Canadians may be rejoicing at the news, but I am certainly not one of them. Their raison d'être is not simple distraction, it is to be universally accessible, contribute to a sense of national identity and community, and -- most importantly -- keep a safe distance from vested financial interests. What that means is you can't necessarily assess their worth based on numbers, but rather good programming. You think we can't afford to offer intellectually-nurturing programming in these tough economic times? I think we can't afford not to!

The CBC Is About To Shrink Big-Time

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business

CBC staff are preparing themselves for bad news Thursday when the broadcaster is expected to announce a major round of job cuts and reductions to serv...

'Dark Clouds' On CBC's Horizon, Internal Memo Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Business

As backers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) struggled on Tuesday to convince a Senate committee that public backing of the broadcaster i...